The dinner helped kick off today's showdown between the Governors and the Warriors under the lights at picturesque Kūnuiākea Stadium at 7 p.m.
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama hosted the Farrington High School football team Thursday evening in Kalama Dining Hall at the Middle School campus in celebration of the teams’ storied rivalry.
The dinner helped kick off today's showdown between the Governors and the Warriors under the lights at picturesque Kūnuiākea Stadium at 7 p.m. The Homecoming game marks another chapter in the storied rivalry between Farrington and KS Kapālama, and the dinner was organized to remind participants from both schools of the commitment to sportsmanship and camaraderie by student-athletes, coaches, staff and alumni.
“We hope you enjoy the Hawaiian food, and expect a great game tomorrow night as you student-athletes perform to the best of your abilities and play with pride,” said KS Kapālama Po‘o Kula (Head of School) Taran Chun to the football players, coaches and support staff. “We expect you to play with a lot of passion, but there doesn’t need to be animosity. We’re not enemies; we live in the same communities on the same ‘āina.”
The event was organized by Po‘o Kula Ambassadors, a group of KS Kapālama High School students who receive leadership elective credits for organizing and executing community-building and charitable events throughout the year.
According to research by the team at Hawaii Prep World, KS Kapālama leads the all-time series with Farrington 38-20. The first meeting between the schools took place in 1938, and tonight's matchup marks the first time that the squads have played in successive years since 1998-99.
The lone win by the Governors on the Kapālama campus was notched in 1966 over Damien. Additional historical records and statistics are available at www.HawaiiPrepWorld.com.